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They are just a mini version of the 209/309. They take the same drag washers. They just hold a little less line but are a smaller package. I've used a green one for years. Dandy reel. Kind of slow ratio, like 3-1.
 

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great reels that will last and last. if you do need to work on em they are easy, and parts are easily available. I have power pro line on mine. 85# i think.
 

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This is the little brother of the 209 and 309 Penn's I use. I will say that if you buy a vintage Penn reel, you will be buying a very stout, solid piece of equipment. The way these were made and the toughness and elegance of the Penn design makes them worth owning.... and fishing.

If you buy one and they have problems, parts are available, and you can work on these reels if you have a bit of mechanical skill. You will not go wrong picking up a Penn #9 if it has not been really abused.... If only abused a bit, and you can pick up a part or two and fix it, buy it....
 

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Luke,

You should really pass them up, but be sure to send me the fella's contact information when you do! :smile2:


Larry

Keep On Castin.....Cattin!
 

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How many do ya have-I sure would mind one-nephews inlaw/granpappy give him one(#9) and I cleaned it up....tried to get it but he aint trying to get rid of it:sad2:I am starting off this year using a Penn 330-309 and 209,I think I like them better then any Abu I have or tested.Penn has rugged beat me class!
I got the 309 out of a junk box and had to make me a handle but its all good for free and you can bet I am gonna use er:wink:
 

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How many do ya have-I sure would mind one-nephews inlaw/granpappy give him one(#9) and I cleaned it up....tried to get it but he aint trying to get rid of it:sad2:I am starting off this year using a Penn 330-309 and 209,I think I like them better then any Abu I have or tested.Penn has rugged beat me class!
I got the 309 out of a junk box and had to make me a handle but its all good for free and you can bet I am gonna use er:wink:
hey if you ar elooking for a #9 i have one in excellent shape i would be willing to trade for an abu if you have one you want to get rid of please think about it and get to me at [email protected] maybe we can make a deal.thank you.
 

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I have a Penn 9, its a good reel. I like it has a good clicker, not the greatest or easiest to cast, but its a good reel. It will cast as far as I need it. It has level wind, so I don't expect to cast 1/2 mile, I have heavier line on it than I want, to keep the line from getting between the frame and spool but its great for catfishing.
 
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